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2016
Academia Moderna Charter School
  • Education
Aragon Avenue Elementary School Addition
  • Civic
  • Education
Beverly Center Competition
  • Commercial
2015
Bruin Fitness Center, UCLA
  • Wellness
  • Education
2018
Casa Namorada
  • Residential
1999
Club Sugar
  • Commercial
Council District 8 Navigation Center
  • Civic
2004
Ehrlich House
  • Residential
2012
Ehrlich Retreat +
  • Residential
2002
Falcon
  • Commercial
2009
GALCIT
  • Education
2008
Green Dot E. 27Th Street Charter High School
  • Education
2009
Guest of Honor Pavilion, FIL
  • Civic
2011
Holleb House
  • Residential
2005
KANM Concept Studies
  • Civic
2008
King House
  • Residential
2017
Kinross Recreation Center, UCLA
  • Wellness
  • Education
2017
Koreatown Gateway
  • Civic
2004
LA Design Center
  • Commercial
2007
LA House
  • Residential
2016
LA Kretz Innovation Campus
  • Civic
2009
LAPD MTD + MSP
  • Civic
2005
Lucky Devils
  • Commercial
2015
Peace Creek Villas
  • Residential
2008
Pinedo Stealth
  • Residential
2007
PS #1 Elementary School Aftercare Building
  • Education
2012
Resnick Institute / JCAP, Caltech
  • Wellness
  • Education
2016
Roberts Pavilion, Claremont McKenna College
  • Wellness
  • Education
2002
Shinsa Shell
  • Commercial
2005
SK Swim Center
  • Civic
  • Wellness
T2 At LAX Concept
  • Commercial
2002
The Brig
  • Commercial
Wonderland Elementary School
  • Education
1999
Yangsan Golf Club
  • Wellness

Each member of JFAK’s diverse and talented team possesses a remarkable and evolving set of skills, passions, and life experiences. This enriches a collaborative work process that, fueled by curiosity, interdisciplinarity, and a quest for excellence, advances the power of architecture.

Each member of JFAK’s diverse and talented team possesses a remarkable and evolving set of skills, passions, and life experiences. This enriches a collaborative work process that, fueled by curiosity, interdisciplinarity, and a quest for excellence, advances the power of architecture.

Principals

Alice Kimm, FAIA

Alice Kimm, FAIA

MArch (Harvard) | BA Economics (Cornell)

Alice was born in Chicago and spent her high school years in Seoul, South Korea. She landed in Los Angeles at the end of 1990 for what she thought would be one year (but has turned into 30) and co-founded JFAK six years later. A longtime educator, she served as Chair and then Director of Undergraduate Architecture at USC from 2010-2014, and continues to teach and lecture widely. Alice spends the little free time she has reading fiction, writing, playing squash, and roaming the city looking for its best pizza, Korean fried chicken, strawberry ice cream, and mapo tofu. She became a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 2010.

John Friedman, FAIA

John Friedman, FAIA

MArch (Harvard) | MA Philosophy, Politics, Economics (Balliol College, Oxford) | BS Architecture (MIT)

John co-founded JFAK in 1996. He was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and went back and forth to MIT where he studied hard, played water polo harder (3-time NCAA D3 All-American), and observed the social upheavals of the 60’s and 70’s. He then travelled and read philosophy before trading in his Speedo for a road bike, his textbooks for sketchbooks, and The Beatles for Radiohead. One thing, though, has never changed – he still marries his love of work with a longstanding and never-ending quest for the perfect taco and the perfect beach. John was elevated to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects in 2007.